Tel Aviv University Sofaer International MBA
Name: אוניברסיטת תל אביב
Address: Tel Aviv - University
Whether you want to found your own business, dive into Tel Aviv’s start-up culture, or lead innovative processes in a multinational corporation, the Sofaer International MBA provides you the tools, practical experience, network, and career support to drive the venture called “you.”
The IMBA’s 1-year curriculum combines a foundational core in business management with a wide-variety of advanced courses focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. Course offerings include Delta Start-up Studio, Israel’s first pre-accelerator for student-driven ventures. Additionally, students have access to direct career support, including the program’s extensive internship program with companies ranging from McCann, Google, and NICE Systems to start-ups within 8200 EISP, the accelerator program of Israel’s elite intelligence unit 8200.
Who Studies in the IMBA?
Designed for international, Israeli and Palestinian students, the average Sofaer IMBA class hosts 44 students from 15 countries. Most IMBA students begin their studies after four years of work experience. The majority speak more than one language and have lived and/ or worked in more than one country by the time of application.
As well as the foundation courses, lectures and workshops there are few unique program elements that allow you to focus on entrepreneurship and innovation:
The Delta Start-up Studio is the first incubator (or “pre-accelerator”) in Israel. Structured as an integrative academic course, Delta provides students with an opportunity to take an idea from concept to the initial stages of execution and to experience the true meaning of venture and entrepreneurship in practice. Leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and practitioners across Israel participate as mentors.
MoTIE Master Classes
The MoTIE (Management of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship) Master Classes provide half-day immersive sessions focused on entrepreneurship, education and innovation. Each one brings in a prominent guest lecturer to deliver highly-focused content. Recent sessions included a workshop on innovation by the IBM Israel Innovation Center Manager and a special session on storytelling and C-level presentations by an innovation and consulting veteran.
The Studio for Entrepreneurs guides entrepreneurial students through a unique personal process of self-discovery to locate their true passion and the barriers that can inhibit its pursuit. Participants will face experiences that emerge during an entrepreneurial journey to develop the ability to cope with difficulties and improve capabilities to recover from them. They will also learn how to use chaos and uncertainty to their advantage.
Students are able to tailor-fit their needs for an international element of their MBA. This year, the program provided a specialized 3-week international entrepreneurial immersion experience for select students. MBA students travelled to Los Angeles to experience the American innovation ecosystem. Students were based at the Cross Campus Entrepreneurial Hub in downtown LA.
Mikael Hanan from South Africa:
This career change has been an amazing journey and I’m pleased the MBA program played a part in it. I have always been an adaptable, solution-driven professional with high attention to detail. The Sofaer International MBA gave me the tools and insight I needed to take my career to the next level.
Pooja Arambhan from India:
“The Tel Aviv University International MBA has been the wind beneath my wings that has helped me soar to greater heights after just a year in Israel. The program not only encourages you but also guides you holistically not just from an academic perspective but also in terms of networking, venture building, mentoring and finally ensuring you are a whole new package!”
Alexander Tseytlin from Russia:
“I met so many outstanding, interesting people, and first of all I’m talking about my classmates. It’s an international MBA and so I learned with and I learned from people all around the world: The United States, Nigeria, Uruguay, Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina, India, China, Russia and Israel. Amazing!”
Jonathan Morgenstein from USA:
The knowledge I acquired during the Sofaer MBA, together with my experience in the Marine Corps, and my passion for entrepreneurship, has enable me to build Empowerment Solar and develop the community required to bring distributed solar electricity to the West Bank, thereby improving people’s lives.
Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management
The only internationally accredited business school in Israel (AACSB), the Coller School of Management is intricately connected to Tel Aviv’s start-up scene and Israel’s economy. The School boasts over 23,000 alumni in top positions throughout the country and hosts over 2,000 executives and professionals annually in our tailored executive development programs.
Alongside the Sofaer International MBA, the School offers 8 master-level programs including the Kellogg-Recanati Executive International MBA and the Hebrew-language MBA in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology. The Coller School of Management is also the only Israeli member of PIM, a prestigious exchange network that includes such members as: The University of Chicago Booth, ESSEC Business School (Paris, France), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (India), and NUS Business School (Singapore).
In 2014 the School was awarded Eduniversal’s coveted “5 Palmes of Excellence” award as well as the 11th spot globally for the Top 50 MBA programs for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs by PitchBook, an independent and impartial private equity and venture capital research firm.
The Tel Aviv University Sofaer International MBA is part of Tel Aviv University.
This course features in our Guide to the Best MBA Courses in English in Israel.
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